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7 months ago  ::  May 28, 2022 - 12:07PM #21
SSBob
Posts: 12,368

May 28, 2022 -- 11:55AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 1:09PM, SSBob wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 12:35PM, Max wrote:


I thought so too, but Boone said that they were looking to sign him before DJ's injury. Just my opinion, but I think the Yankees are going to make a trade. Especially if the Anderson/Donaldson argument ticked off someone in the Yankees organization. Since the Yankees usually make their playing on the field do their talking.


Could also be wishful thinking, since I wanted the Yankees to trade Donaldson since they acquired him. Not that he's not a good player, but I would like to see DJ and Torres be the everyday 3Bman and 2Bman. Donaldson being part of some kind of trade would also relieve the Yankees of all or part of Donaldson's big contract. Such a trade might also bring back an upgrade in CF/LF.




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My guess is that Yanks were keeping an eye on Carpenter "just in case". 




Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the way Boone sounded it was like the Yankees want Carpenter on their 25 man roster. So, I find it odd that they would sign another infielder even as a utility player when they need an upgrade in the outfield. 




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I do think it's odd they signed another infielder when OF is their need, but it's possible they brought him in for his LF bat, as another poster suggested. Plus, they didn't have to give up anything for Carpenter, a season vet. I understand he had an out clause in his contract with Texas if he had the opportunity to sign with an ML team.


My question is a chicken/egg thing...is it purely coincidental that Hicks developed a hamstring issue the day Carpenter arrived, or was the plan to sit Hicks all along to give Andujar playing time.


BTW...don't forget Marwin when counting Yankee infielders.

7 months ago  ::  May 28, 2022 - 12:12PM #22
Max
Posts: 11,072

May 28, 2022 -- 12:07PM, SSBob wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:55AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 1:09PM, SSBob wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 12:35PM, Max wrote:


I thought so too, but Boone said that they were looking to sign him before DJ's injury. Just my opinion, but I think the Yankees are going to make a trade. Especially if the Anderson/Donaldson argument ticked off someone in the Yankees organization. Since the Yankees usually make their playing on the field do their talking.


Could also be wishful thinking, since I wanted the Yankees to trade Donaldson since they acquired him. Not that he's not a good player, but I would like to see DJ and Torres be the everyday 3Bman and 2Bman. Donaldson being part of some kind of trade would also relieve the Yankees of all or part of Donaldson's big contract. Such a trade might also bring back an upgrade in CF/LF.




~~~~~~~~~~~


My guess is that Yanks were keeping an eye on Carpenter "just in case". 




Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the way Boone sounded it was like the Yankees want Carpenter on their 25 man roster. So, I find it odd that they would sign another infielder even as a utility player when they need an upgrade in the outfield. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I do think it's odd they signed another infielder when OF is their need, but it's possible they brought him in for his LF bat, as another poster suggested. Plus, they didn't have to give up anything for Carpenter, a season vet. I understand he had an out clause in his contract with Texas if he had the opportunity to sign with an ML team.


My question is a chicken/egg thing...is it purely coincidental that Hicks developed a hamstring issue the day Carpenter arrived, or was the plan to sit Hicks all along to give Andujar playing time.


BTW...don't forget Marwin when counting Yankee infielders.




Boone said the signing had nothing to do with Hicks. He mentioned that they were looking to sign Carpenter as a lefty bat before Hicks had a hamstring issue. Even if he was brought in as a lefty bat, he's going to eventually take someone's place on the 25 man roster. I don't know, it still seems weird to me. 

7 months ago  ::  May 28, 2022 - 12:25PM #23
SSBob
Posts: 12,368

May 28, 2022 -- 12:12PM, Max wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 12:07PM, SSBob wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:55AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 1:09PM, SSBob wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 12:35PM, Max wrote:


I thought so too, but Boone said that they were looking to sign him before DJ's injury. Just my opinion, but I think the Yankees are going to make a trade. Especially if the Anderson/Donaldson argument ticked off someone in the Yankees organization. Since the Yankees usually make their playing on the field do their talking.


Could also be wishful thinking, since I wanted the Yankees to trade Donaldson since they acquired him. Not that he's not a good player, but I would like to see DJ and Torres be the everyday 3Bman and 2Bman. Donaldson being part of some kind of trade would also relieve the Yankees of all or part of Donaldson's big contract. Such a trade might also bring back an upgrade in CF/LF.




~~~~~~~~~~~


My guess is that Yanks were keeping an eye on Carpenter "just in case". 




Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the way Boone sounded it was like the Yankees want Carpenter on their 25 man roster. So, I find it odd that they would sign another infielder even as a utility player when they need an upgrade in the outfield. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I do think it's odd they signed another infielder when OF is their need, but it's possible they brought him in for his LF bat, as another poster suggested. Plus, they didn't have to give up anything for Carpenter, a season vet. I understand he had an out clause in his contract with Texas if he had the opportunity to sign with an ML team.


My question is a chicken/egg thing...is it purely coincidental that Hicks developed a hamstring issue the day Carpenter arrived, or was the plan to sit Hicks all along to give Andujar playing time.


BTW...don't forget Marwin when counting Yankee infielders.




Boone said the signing had nothing to do with Hicks. Even if he was brought in as a lefty bat, he's going to eventually take someone's place on the 25 man roster. I don't know, it still seems weird to me. 




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I wouldn't expect Boone to say anything re Hicks. Seems odd to me too, as I noted very early in this thread, but it's worked out well so far...coincidence or not. 

7 months ago  ::  May 28, 2022 - 12:29PM #24
Max
Posts: 11,072

May 28, 2022 -- 12:25PM, SSBob wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 12:12PM, Max wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 12:07PM, SSBob wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:55AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 1:09PM, SSBob wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 12:35PM, Max wrote:


I thought so too, but Boone said that they were looking to sign him before DJ's injury. Just my opinion, but I think the Yankees are going to make a trade. Especially if the Anderson/Donaldson argument ticked off someone in the Yankees organization. Since the Yankees usually make their playing on the field do their talking.


Could also be wishful thinking, since I wanted the Yankees to trade Donaldson since they acquired him. Not that he's not a good player, but I would like to see DJ and Torres be the everyday 3Bman and 2Bman. Donaldson being part of some kind of trade would also relieve the Yankees of all or part of Donaldson's big contract. Such a trade might also bring back an upgrade in CF/LF.




~~~~~~~~~~~


My guess is that Yanks were keeping an eye on Carpenter "just in case". 




Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the way Boone sounded it was like the Yankees want Carpenter on their 25 man roster. So, I find it odd that they would sign another infielder even as a utility player when they need an upgrade in the outfield. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I do think it's odd they signed another infielder when OF is their need, but it's possible they brought him in for his LF bat, as another poster suggested. Plus, they didn't have to give up anything for Carpenter, a season vet. I understand he had an out clause in his contract with Texas if he had the opportunity to sign with an ML team.


My question is a chicken/egg thing...is it purely coincidental that Hicks developed a hamstring issue the day Carpenter arrived, or was the plan to sit Hicks all along to give Andujar playing time.


BTW...don't forget Marwin when counting Yankee infielders.




Boone said the signing had nothing to do with Hicks. Even if he was brought in as a lefty bat, he's going to eventually take someone's place on the 25 man roster. I don't know, it still seems weird to me. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I wouldn't expect Boone to say anything re Hicks. Seems odd to me too, as I noted very early in this thread, but it's worked out well so far...coincidence or not. 




Yep. I guess we will know more about the Yankees roster plans when Donaldson comes off the IR. 

7 months ago  ::  May 28, 2022 - 7:04PM #25
manbot
Posts: 2,291

May 28, 2022 -- 11:50AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 5:26PM, manbot wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 10:33AM, Max wrote:


Before the Yankees signed Carpenter, they had 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Does that signing mean that Donaldson or Torres is going to get traded?




Yes they believe the 37 year old Carpenter is the future.


He's 37 and batting .175 over the past 2 seasons ... What kind of question is that?




Who said he was the future? Try counting, use your fingers if it helps. I guess you missed it the first time...BEFORE the Yankees signed Carpenter. The Yankees have 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Rizzo, DJ, Torres, IKF, Donaldson. Trading Donaldson for example, would mean DJ is the everyday 3Bman. Sheesh! Next time I will draw you a map. 




Hmmm downgrade 3rd base to upgrade centerfield and lose your infield diversity and depth ... makes sense on so many (No) levels


Again ... Carpenter is a 37 Year Old .175 hitter , he's not in the plans 


7 months ago  ::  May 29, 2022 - 11:24AM #26
Max
Posts: 11,072

May 28, 2022 -- 7:04PM, manbot wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:50AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 5:26PM, manbot wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 10:33AM, Max wrote:


Before the Yankees signed Carpenter, they had 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Does that signing mean that Donaldson or Torres is going to get traded?




Yes they believe the 37 year old Carpenter is the future.


He's 37 and batting .175 over the past 2 seasons ... What kind of question is that?




Who said he was the future? Try counting, use your fingers if it helps. I guess you missed it the first time...BEFORE the Yankees signed Carpenter. The Yankees have 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Rizzo, DJ, Torres, IKF, Donaldson. Trading Donaldson for example, would mean DJ is the everyday 3Bman. Sheesh! Next time I will draw you a map. 




Hmmm downgrade 3rd base to upgrade centerfield and lose your infield diversity and depth ... makes sense on so many (No) levels


Again ... Carpenter is a 37 Year Old .175 hitter , he's not in the plans 





DJ is a downgrade at 3B? lol! Thanks for the laugh. 

7 months ago  ::  May 29, 2022 - 12:45PM #27
Jon
Posts: 6,719

Carpenter was injured for those three years. At AAA, he was raking, so it could mean he's finally healthy.

7 months ago  ::  May 29, 2022 - 4:01PM #28
manbot
Posts: 2,291

May 29, 2022 -- 11:24AM, Max wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 7:04PM, manbot wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:50AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 5:26PM, manbot wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 10:33AM, Max wrote:


Before the Yankees signed Carpenter, they had 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Does that signing mean that Donaldson or Torres is going to get traded?




Yes they believe the 37 year old Carpenter is the future.


He's 37 and batting .175 over the past 2 seasons ... What kind of question is that?




Who said he was the future? Try counting, use your fingers if it helps. I guess you missed it the first time...BEFORE the Yankees signed Carpenter. The Yankees have 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Rizzo, DJ, Torres, IKF, Donaldson. Trading Donaldson for example, would mean DJ is the everyday 3Bman. Sheesh! Next time I will draw you a map. 




Hmmm downgrade 3rd base to upgrade centerfield and lose your infield diversity and depth ... makes sense on so many (No) levels


Again ... Carpenter is a 37 Year Old .175 hitter , he's not in the plans 





DJ is a downgrade at 3B? lol! Thanks for the laugh. 




Compared to Donaldson ... Absolutely ! 

7 months ago  ::  May 30, 2022 - 11:57AM #29
Max
Posts: 11,072

May 29, 2022 -- 4:01PM, manbot wrote:


May 29, 2022 -- 11:24AM, Max wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 7:04PM, manbot wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:50AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 5:26PM, manbot wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 10:33AM, Max wrote:


Before the Yankees signed Carpenter, they had 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Does that signing mean that Donaldson or Torres is going to get traded?




Yes they believe the 37 year old Carpenter is the future.


He's 37 and batting .175 over the past 2 seasons ... What kind of question is that?




Who said he was the future? Try counting, use your fingers if it helps. I guess you missed it the first time...BEFORE the Yankees signed Carpenter. The Yankees have 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Rizzo, DJ, Torres, IKF, Donaldson. Trading Donaldson for example, would mean DJ is the everyday 3Bman. Sheesh! Next time I will draw you a map. 




Hmmm downgrade 3rd base to upgrade centerfield and lose your infield diversity and depth ... makes sense on so many (No) levels


Again ... Carpenter is a 37 Year Old .175 hitter , he's not in the plans 





DJ is a downgrade at 3B? lol! Thanks for the laugh. 




Compared to Donaldson ... Absolutely ! 




Another laugh.

7 months ago  ::  May 30, 2022 - 1:11PM #30
luvdayanks
Posts: 31,505

May 30, 2022 -- 11:57AM, Max wrote:


May 29, 2022 -- 4:01PM, manbot wrote:


May 29, 2022 -- 11:24AM, Max wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 7:04PM, manbot wrote:


May 28, 2022 -- 11:50AM, Max wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 5:26PM, manbot wrote:


May 27, 2022 -- 10:33AM, Max wrote:


Before the Yankees signed Carpenter, they had 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Does that signing mean that Donaldson or Torres is going to get traded?




Yes they believe the 37 year old Carpenter is the future.


He's 37 and batting .175 over the past 2 seasons ... What kind of question is that?




Who said he was the future? Try counting, use your fingers if it helps. I guess you missed it the first time...BEFORE the Yankees signed Carpenter. The Yankees have 5 infielders who could start for 4 infield positions. Rizzo, DJ, Torres, IKF, Donaldson. Trading Donaldson for example, would mean DJ is the everyday 3Bman. Sheesh! Next time I will draw you a map. 




Hmmm downgrade 3rd base to upgrade centerfield and lose your infield diversity and depth ... makes sense on so many (No) levels


Again ... Carpenter is a 37 Year Old .175 hitter , he's not in the plans 





DJ is a downgrade at 3B? lol! Thanks for the laugh. 




Compared to Donaldson ... Absolutely ! 




Another laugh.




I've said it many times, I'll say it again. The next time he makes an intelligent post will be the first time. This is the guy that says Cole is a mediocre middle of the rotation pitcher then posts that there are west coast teams that would take him for $35 mil a year. 

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